One of the best ways to explore Pasco County's natural beauty is on foot or by bicycle, allowing you to take your time, observe wildlife or enjoy a relaxing picnic under a moss-draped oak. Most of the county's 30 parks have nature trails of various lengths, but some of the larger or multi-county trails are listed below. Check out this trail map for more trail locations and details throughout the County. Check back soon for a much larger and more comprehensive trail map.
To find more trails, visit the state's Trails Guide.
Green Swamp West Trails
With more than 60 miles of marked trails, including a 1.5-mile side traiil that connects to Withlacoochee River Park, the 37,000 acres of Green Swamp West offers some of the best remote wilderness exploration in the area. Accessible off River Road in Dade City. Also offers backcountry camping sites and equestrian trails.
Address: 13347 Ranch Road, Dade City
Withlacoochee State Trai
At 46 miles in length, the Withlacoochee Trail is the longest paved rail trail in Florida. The trail corridor runs through small towns, ranches, and natural areas as it makes its way from Trilby north to Citrus County. Entrance to the trail is at Owensboro Park, on the east side of US 301 in Trilby.
Address: 315 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness
Land O' Lakes
Nearly 3,000 acres in central Pasco County, the Conner Preserve is accessible off S.R. 52 in Land O' Lakes, about 3.5 miles east of U.S. 41. The site has 16 miles of hiking-only trails, 12.5 miles of unpaved cycling trails, plus 5.2 miles of marked equestrian trails.
Address: 22500 SR 52, Land O’ Lakes
Just east of New Port Richey, the 6,500-acre Serenova Tract is part of the Starkey Wilderness Preserve and is accessible off S.R. 52 just west of the Suncoast Parkway. 18 miles of multi-use trails, plus primitive campsites.
Address: 14900 SR 52 Land O’ Lakes
New Port Richey
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park offers 13 miles of hiking trails through flatwood scrub, sand pines, long leaf pines, prairie grass, sand-hill and wetlands. A 6.5-mile paved trail for biking, hiking and roller-blading connects to the 42-mile Suncoast Parkway Trail. 727-834-3247
Address: 10500 Wilderness Park Boulevard, New Port Richey
Among the 42-mile trail’s highlights is the segment adjacent to Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park. This section crosses various rivers and creeks, including the Anclote and Pithlachascotee, and provides views of beautiful natural communities. Parking available off SR 52 or SR 54. 813-558-1117.
Address: 16175 SR 54, Odessa